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Elm Lacebug

September 30, 1998

Elm lacebug is reported in the Chicago suburbs by Jim Fizzell of Fizzell Associates. This insect feeds on the undersides of American and Siberian elm leaves. The insect is about one-eighth inch long, flattened, and whitish. The wing veins make the wings look like lace when magnified. The nymphs are smaller and blackish. Feeding causes angular brown areas on the leaves. Damage this late in the season does not normally warrant control.

Author: Phil Nixon


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